FARMINGTON — Judy Whittenberg sat on a bench at Farmington's Orchard Park and listened to music as her sons, 8-month-old Shamus Hawkins and 5-year-old Shawn Gutierrez, played in the nearby water fountain.
Whittenberg and her sons were at the park for the summer TGIF concert series, which kicked off on Friday with The Cooltones, a retro-rock cover band.
"I just love the sunshine and the music," she said.
Whittenberg said she stops by the concert series every year.
"I think it's so cute to see the little old people dancing to the music," she said.
She added she hopes when she's older, she can be in love like the seniors she sees dancing to the music at TGIF.
Shamus and Shawn were joined in the fountain by other children, including Micah Mann, 4. His mother, Stephenie Mann, stood nearby and watched him play, holding his brother, 11-month-old Ezra Mann.
"We love coming here," Stephenie Mann said. "We come every time."
Micah said his favorite part of TGIF is the water and the snow cones.
His mother laughed. She said when she told her son they were going to TGIF he said, "I remember that. They have snow cones."
While the concerts in the park are popular with children, the event also provides something for people of all ages.
Patients from Cedar Ridge Nursing Home took the bus over to the park Friday and ate hot dogs and hamburgers provided by Three Rivers Restaurant while sitting in the shade.
Eleanor Herrera, a certified nursing assistant at the home, said TGIF is something the patients look forward to each week.
"They like going out, having some fun and listening to the music," she said.